Concerns for Irish workforce as Microsoft to cut ‘thousands of jobs’

Tech giant is expected to become latest firm to announce significant layoffs later this week

Microsoft Ireland’s campus in Dublin

Microsoft, which employs more than 3,500 people in Ireland, plans to cut jobs in a number of engineering divisions on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The magnitude of the cuts couldn’t be learned, but the person, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential matters, said the reduction will be significantly larger than other rounds in the past year. Those cuts impacted less than 1 per cent of the software giant’s workforce ...